UK Special Frogman Sculpture Release – Topaz

British bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill has released a special limited edition sculpture only available within the UK. Tim Cotterill is a globally recognised artist, with collectors spanning the world. Topaz is part of an edition of only 125, currently on display at Artworx Gallery – view online at www.artworx.co.uk 

Each Frogman Bronze Sculpture is part of a limited edition which is engraved and numbered. Each sculpture is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. These sculptures are highly sought after throughout the world, make sure not to miss out on one of these modern day heirlooms.

The colour patina of Topaz is created when the bare bronze is polished to a high shine and the two colours are applied at the same time as very intense heat. It is then blended with heat that creates these colours in such a striking combination.

UK Special Frogman Sculpture - Topaz by Tim Cotterill - The Famous Frogman

UK Special Frogman Sculpture – Topaz by Tim Cotterill – The Famous Frogman

Originally from Leicester, bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill started his working life with a six year engineering apprenticeship, learning how to work with metal. Through this experience Cotterill developed his hunger for creative metalworking. He began creating custom-made motorcycles and trikes and developing his passion for metal sculpture. Cotterill now designs his bronze sculptures from his home in Venice, California.

UK Special Bronze Sculpture - Topaz by Tim Cotterill

UK Special Bronze Sculpture – Topaz by Tim Cotterill

UK Special Bronze Sculpture - Topaz by Tim Cotterill

UK Special Bronze Sculpture – Topaz by Tim Cotterill

Tim Cotterill uses the lost wax technique to create his sculptures, a labour-intensive process invented by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. He begins with a conceptual sketch for each sculpture, from this a model is made, using metal as a skeleton and then sculpting clay for the overall refined finish. First a wax replica is made from the original sculpture, which is repeatedly dipped into a solution and dried for several days forming a strong ceramic shell. This shell is heated in the foundry to melt and drain away the inner wax, then molten bronze is poured into its place. The shell is then chipped off and sandblasted to reveal the bronze underneath. The bronze sculptures go through several smoothing and polishing processes before they are ready for the final stages.

To achieve the vibrant colours Frogman sculptures are famous for, each one goes through several steps of hand applied colour patina to create the unique depths and richness of appearance. This process is all done by hand and no two sculptures are ever the same. Each sculpture is finally buffed and waxed by hand.

UK Special Bronze Sculpture - Topaz by Tim Cotterill

UK Special Bronze Sculpture – Topaz by Tim Cotterill

For more information please visit

Tim Cotterill at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

Opening times Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sunday closed.

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